A Tourist's Guide to Glengarry

A Tourist's Guide to Glengarry

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Nine-year-old Neil McDonald has always wanted to write a book. Every time he tries, though, it comes out `like the Hardy Boys or something'. But when a maverick substitute teacher challenges him to record all the events and thoughts of a single day, the doors of creativity swing open. It helps that the day in question is, in Neil's words, `pretty weird'. The time is the fall of 1971; the setting is lsquo;North America's northernmost Metropolis'. The cast includes Neil, his best friend Keith and his gnome-like baba, a budding Black Power advocate, the heavy-smoking son of anti-war activists, and a very small boy wielding a very large axe in a public park. Neil thinks his day will climax with the broadcast of the first night game in World Series history, but what he's in for is something much deeper, a surprise that will teach him much about the world and his place in it. In the end, Neil has his book. And it's nothing at all like the Hardy Boys.Ia#39;m not sure what a chord is. The one thing I dona#39;t like about the guy is he doesna#39;t like my favourite groups, like the Beatles and Creedence. He says the best band in the world is Chicago, this group with horns. I get this funny excited feeling inanbsp;...

Title:A Tourist's Guide to Glengarry
Author:Ian McGillis
Publisher:The Porcupine's Quill - 2002


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